Parallel Verses

King James Version

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

New American Standard Bible

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

Holman Bible

"This, then, is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

International Standard Version

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

A Conservative Version

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were evil.

American Standard Version

And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Amplified

The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.

An Understandable Version

Now this is [how God's] judgment [works]: The Light [See 1:5-9] has come into the world, but people loved darkness [i.e., sin] rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

Anderson New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Bible in Basic English

And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.

Common New Testament

And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and this is the subject of their condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Darby Translation

And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.

Godbey New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light; for their works are evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

And the basis of the judgment is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were wicked, men have loved the darkness more than the light.

John Wesley New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness more than the light because their deeds were evil.

Julia Smith Translation

And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men rather loved darkness than light, for their works were evil.

King James 2000

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

Modern King James verseion

And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And this is the condemnation: that light is come into the world, and the men have loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil.

Moffatt New Testament

And this is the sentence of condemnation, that the Light has entered the world and yet men have preferred darkness to light. It is because their actions have been evil;

Montgomery New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

NET Bible

Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

New Heart English Bible

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Noyes New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that the light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil.

Sawyer New Testament

And this is the judgment; that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil.

The Emphasized Bible

And, this, is the judgment: That, the light, hath come into the world, - and men loved, rather the darkness than the light, for, wicked, were their, works.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The ground of his condemnation is this, that though the Light has come into the world, men preferred the darkness to the Light, because their actions were wicked.

Webster

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Weymouth New Testament

And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, because their deeds were wicked.

Williams New Testament

And the ground for the sentence is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were evil, men have loved darkness more than the light.

World English Bible

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Worrell New Testament

And this is the judgment, that the Light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their works were evil.

Worsley New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

κρίσις 
Krisis 
Usage: 21

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

φῶς 
Phos 
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44
Usage: 44

is come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825


Usage: 0

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:19

Devotionals containing John 3:19

Images John 3:19

Prayers for John 3:19

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.


Cross References

John 1:4

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Isaiah 30:9-12

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

Matthew 11:20-24

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Luke 10:11-16

Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

Luke 12:47

And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

John 1:9-11

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 7:17

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John 8:44-45

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

John 10:26-27

But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

John 12:43

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

John 15:22-25

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

Acts 24:21-26

Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.

Romans 1:32

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 2:8

But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

2 Thessalonians 2:12

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Hebrews 3:12-13

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

1 Peter 2:8

And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

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